Shoulder injury update

/ Posted 08.22.2012

Back on May 24th I had a tremendous Lat and Chest workout.    I was training along with one of my clients, so I didn’t record my workout.  But, suffice it to say that I had an awesome workout!!!  I was the strongest I’ve been in a several years.  I did 13 reps on bench press with 225 lbs.  I did sets of 8 with 120 lb dumbell on one-arm DB rows.  It was just a powerful workout and I felt like a million bucks.  Unfortunately the next morning I woke up with a shoulder that felt sore, and it felt like it was swollen in the joint.  We were taking a trip to visit Diana’s family in Chicago, so I didn’t think much of it.  I figured it would feel better by Monday.  Well, it was still sore on Monday and it went downhill from there.  By mid-June I could hardly do any pressing movements and shoulder work was out of the question.  I started seeing a chiropractor for active release therapy.  When my shoulder wasn’t responding to treatment he suggested an MRI.  MRI revealed a partially torn rotator cuff tendon, labrum tears, bone spurs and a very inflamed biceps tendon.  Last Monday I received a shot of cortisone in the shoulder.  The doctor said if the shoulder isn’t functioning properly when I come back on Aug 30th, then surgery will be necessary to repair it.  If I don’t have to have surgery I think I will still be able to be ready for the Pro Men’s Physique division at the Houston Pro on Oct 12-13th.  Today I measured my bodyfat at 6.1% and weighed 183.9 lbs.  This is way down from January when I was at 13.5% bodyfat and only a few pounds heavier.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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